Peep the concept
You’ve got progress, you’ve got congress
We protest in hopes they confess
Just proceed on your conquest
I ain’t got no gavel
I ain’t finna fight nobody battle
I just wanna be free
I ain’t finna be nobodies chattel
An individual (known as Ex101) addressed this section of the song through a comment on a Youtube video of the song. This is a paraphrased version of what the person said:
Ab-Soul introduces this series of line by saying, “Peep the concept,” then uses the prefixes PRO and CON to display that there’s a balance in how our system works. We have PROgress in our society, but then CONgress halts it. We PROtest to keep going onward, but the protested never CONfess to their heinous crimes against the people. So, he says we have to PROceed on our CONquest as a people to be free from Babylon (The ancient Mesopotamian city that had one of the first written sets of laws and governmental power).
Could also refer to America’s militaristic and experialism; i.e. exportation of captitalistic republic political system.
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